K. P. Fabian

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  • K. P. Fabian retired from the Indian Foreign Service in 2000, when he was ambassador to Italy and PR to UN. His book Commonsense on War on Iraq was published in 2003.

    Russian Bombing in Syria: An Interim Assessment

    Russian Bombing in Syria: An Interim Assessment

    It is now abundantly clear that Russia has emerged as the most important player in Syria. With the US on the defensive, the coalition that Russia is forging with Iran and Iraq is likely to get stronger.

    October 27, 2015

    Russian Military Intervention in Syria

    Russian Military Intervention in Syria

    Will the action of Russia make it easier to find a negotiated political agreement on transition among Syrians? Most unlikely.

    October 06, 2015

    Turkey, IS, US, Syria

    Turkey, IS, US, Syria

    There is a sudden and dramatic change in Turkey’s policy towards the Islamic State. What explains this change and what might be Turkey’s calculations?

    August 14, 2015

    The Euro-Greek Crisis

    The Euro-Greek Crisis

    There are distressing signals that the EU led by Germany is going in the wrong direction, moving away from the vision of its founders who aspired to build a Europe of democracies based on solidarity among Europeans.

    August 04, 2015

    The Euro-Greece-Crisis: What Next?

    The Euro-Greece-Crisis: What Next?

    Will Europe sleepwalk into a Grexit and the attendant collapse of Euro and the European Union as it did in World War I about a hundred years ago? The answer depends mainly on Chancellor Merkel.

    July 09, 2015

    Is it a Greek Tragedy or a European One?

    Is it a Greek Tragedy or a European One?

    Do the successors of Monnet have the moral strength to move in the right direction rather than act like petty minded accountants who want to balance the books at any cost?

    June 29, 2015

    Yemen’s Endless Agony

    Yemen’s Endless Agony

    Iran has lent some support to the Houthis, but its support is not a decisive factor. The Saudis have for exaggerated Iran’s role and have in the process made it difficult for themselves to see the reality.

    June 23, 2015

    The Islamic State and the United States

    The Islamic State and the United States

    It is difficult to figure out the basic motivation of US policy. It might be sheer inability to decide or it might be the desire to lend support to the progressive realization of the 1982 Yinon plan.

    June 08, 2015

    The Death Sentence on Former President Morsi

    The Death Sentence on Former President Morsi

    With the death sentence pronounced on Mohammed Morsi, the first democratically elected President in Egypt’s history, it is difficult not to conclude that Egypt is moving away from a democratic destination at an accelerated pace.

    May 25, 2015

    Ukraine: where is it going?

    Ukraine: where is it going?

    It is possible, if there is political will, to find a negotiated settlement on the basis of a new constitution giving greater say to regions in foreign policy. In brief, the US should agree to a sort of Finlandization of Ukraine.

    August 25, 2014

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